Browsing the October 2017 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

November 4-5, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/31/17

An important message in today’s Gospel reading is that we need to remember WHO we are and WHOSE we are. (Matthew 23:1-12) This is a message we too quickly forget; we are children of God and we belong to God. How simple this message is! Yet, how quickly we ... Read More »

October 28-29, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/23/17

Next Sunday and during that week I will be at St. Mary’s Church in Bloomington, IL for their parish mission. I was asked to present a series of talks for the parishioners on the occasion of their 150th anniversary as a parish, 1867-2017. As I recall, St. Mary’s has ... Read More »

October 21-22, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/17/17

One of the most fascinating topics religious people like to converse about is PRAYER. We know that prayer is fundamental to a spiritual life, and most of us pray, perhaps more than we think we do. Why is that? Why are we not always aware that we are praying? ... Read More »

October 14-15, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/09/17

For the purpose of titling or categorizing this reflection, I might name it “Mary, the Catechist.” In Luke’s Gospel we read that “Jesus grew in wisdom and in age and favor before God and people.” (Luke 2:52) We believe that Jesus embraced fully the human condition, becoming like us ... Read More »

October 7-8, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/05/17

This past Wednesday (Oct. 4) we celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi who founded the Franciscan Order in the first decade of the 13th century. The first rule of this Order, a simple and short letter to the Pope, is said to have been acknowledged by the ... Read More »